Idaho Summer Camp Guide 2018

Idaho’s Summer Camp Guide

Idaho Camp List

Preschool-Age Camps:

Building Blocks Summer Day Camp
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
Dates: May 29-August 25, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Activities: science, art, sensory activities, outdoor play, water play
Contact: facebook.com/BuildingBlocksEarlyLearningCenter/; buildingblocks@silverstar.com;
208-354-2610

Discoveries Preschool Summer Session
Ages: 3 to 5
Dates: June 12-28, July 17-August 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Activities: art, science, nature, math, language, and play in an engaging indoor and outdoor classroom environment
Contact: Stephanie DeBone,
preschooldiscoveries@gmail.com; 208-351-3847

The Learning Academy of Teton Valley Summer Camp
Ages: 3 to 6
Dates: May 29-August 24, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Activities: exploration and creative play, water play on a monster water slide, science, art, field trips, hiking, biking
Contact: learningacademyschool.com;
thelearningacademy@gmail.com; 208-354-7898
*Preregister by May 25 for June camps, by June 29 for July camps, and by July 27 for August camps

Teton Arts Art Adventures Camp
Ages: 3 to 6
Dates: June 11-August 17, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: choice-based art education program with mediums in paint, markers, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking
Contact: tetonartscouncil.com;
programs@tetonartscouncil.com; 208-354-4ART (4278)

Teton Valley Community School Camp
Ages: 2 to 6
Dates: June 25-August 2, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, and Tuesday and Thursday
Activities: gardening, animal care, art, water exploration, hands-on exploration
Contact: tetonscience.org;
registrar@tetonscience.org; 307-734-3707

Elementary-Age Camps:

Teton Valley Community School/Full Circle Education Young Farmer’s Camp
Ages: entering grades K-5
Dates: June 25-August 3, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
weeklong camps
Activities: gardening, animal care, farm visits, garden food prep, garden-based arts and activities, utilizing beeswax and alpaca fiber (and more), farmer’s market booth, pizza party
Contact:  tetonscience.org;
registrar@tetonscience.org; 307-734-3707
*For additional info contact tetonfullcircle@gmail.com

Linn Canyon Ranch Horse Camp
Ages: Yearling Saddle Club: ages 6 to 8; Colts Club: ages 9 to 12
Dates: June 11-29, weeklong camps; Saddle Club: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Colts Club: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; call for availability
Activities: horsemanship, trail riding, corral riding, grooming, saddle and tack, horse careers
Contact: linncanyonranch.com;
office@linncanyonranch.com; 208-787-5466

Teton Arts Art Adventures Camp
Ages: 6 to 14
Dates: June 11-August 17, Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: choice-based art education program with mediums like paint, markers, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking
Contact: tetonartscouncil.com;
programs@tetonartscouncil.com; 208-354-4ART (4278)
*Also offering a Counselor-In-Training program for Teton Valley high school students. Email above for more info.

Teton Valley Community School
Ages: entering grades K-6
Dates: June 25-July 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., weeklong
Activities: hands-on exploration, water exploration
Contact: tetonscience.org;
registrar@tetonscience.org; 307-734-3707

Middle- and High-School-Age Camps:

GAP! (Girls Actively Participating!) Camp
Ages: entering grades 6-9
Dates: August 20-30, 3-day camp, dates vary by age
Activities: games and activities to prepare girls for the challenges of middle and high school, focusing on integrity (who you are), agency (how you make a difference), self-awareness (how your actions affect others), and fun
Contact: gapjh.org; gapgirljh@gmail.com; 307-690-8043

Teton Valley Community School/Full Circle Education Young Farmer’s Camp
Ages: entering grades 6-8
Dates: August 6-August 10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., weeklong day camps
Activities: gardening, animal care, farm visits, garden food prep, garden-based arts and activities, utilizing beeswax and alpaca fiber (and more), farmer’s market booth, pizza party
Contact: tetonscience.org;
registrar@tetonscience.org; 307-734-3707
*For additional info contact tetonfullcircle@gmail.com

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Teton Valley: Idaho Backpacking Adventure
Ages: 14 to 15
Dates: June 17-30, July 7-20, July 17-30, July 25-August 7; June 17-30, July 25-August 7 (female only)
Activities: backpacking, camping, wilderness survival, team building, navigation, cooking, leadership
Contact: nols.edu; 800-710-6657
*See website for additional course offerings

NOLS Teton Valley: Salmon River Adventure
Ages: 14 to 15
Dates: Two week programs: August 2-15, August 10-23, August 18-31. Four week programs with backpacking included: June 16-July 13, June 24-July 21, July 10-August 6. Eight-day “prime” course: August 27-September 3
Activities: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, reading the water, scouting rapids, and executing maneuvers; learn backcountry living and leadership skills
Contact: nols.edu; 800-710-6657
* See website for additional course offerings

Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, Camp of the Tetons (Teton Canyon)
Ages: Boys Scouts ages 11 to 17
Dates: July 9-August 3, weeklong residential camps
Activities: swimming, canoeing, rowing, archery, shooting and gun safety, hiking, outdoor skills training and activities, wildlife and conservation training and activities, basketry, wood carving, leather work
Contact: tetonscouts.org;
david.widdison@scouting.org; 208-522-5155;
or terry.hoopes@scouting.org; 208-233-4600

Multiple Age Groups:

Camp TOA (Teton Outdoor Adventures)
Ages: 5-15 (day camp), 7-15 (overnight), 12-15 (apprentice), paid positions for ages 15+
Dates: June 18-August 31, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., day camps and overnights (pick up and drop off available in Wilson)
Activities: horseback riding (arena and trail), art, yoga, growing vegetables and cooking, animal husbandry, ranch chores, animal care, and offsite excursions to hot springs, national forest, and rodeo grounds
Contact: camptoa.com; sierra.TOA@gmail.com;
307-413-6258

CGA Academy Soccer Day Camp (Driggs/Victor)
Ages: 5 to 18
Dates: July 30-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Activities: soccer skills development, goal scoring, specialized curriculum for each age level
Contact: cgaacademy.com; info@cgaacademy.com; George Hahui, 307-413-7908; Alin Suru,
307-413-7627

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps (Driggs)
Ages: 3 to 14
Dates: June 18-22, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., weeklong, half-day, or full-day sessions, depending on age
Activities: campers will learn a progressive series of skill-building soccer practices, complete with drills, coached scrimmages, and daily tournaments
Contact: challengersports.com

People’s Camp
Ages: 6 to 12
Dates: July 9-12 and August 6-9, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Activities: empowering and inspiring young people through dance (Junior Oula), while fostering a sense of community, self-exploration, and expression
Contact: Susan Maddrey, 208-201-8754; Stephanie DeBone, preschooldiscoveries@gmail.com,
208-351-3847

Grand Targhee Resort Adventure Summer Camp
Ages: 5 to 12
Dates: June 18-August 31, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Driggs and Alta shuttle available)
Activities: swimming, hiking, mountain biking, chairlift rides, nature exploration, climbing wall, Euro bungee, outdoor games
Contact: grandtarghee.com/lesson-rentals/kids-camp-swim-lessons/summer-camps/;
cjacobsen@grandtarghee.com; 307-353-2300

Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club’s
Skateboard Camps
Ages: 6 and up
Dates and times: June 26-27, July 11-12, August 15-16, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Jackson, Driggs, Alpine, Idaho Falls
Activities: skateboard instruction at a variety of skateparks in Wyoming and Idaho, pumping, pushing, ollies, dropping in, kickflips, boardslides, grinds, bowl and ramp skating, picking your “line,” skatepark etiquette, skateboard maintenance, and games
Contact: jhskiclub.org/skateboardcamp;
rlapier@jhskiclub.org; 307-733-6433

The Learning Academy of Teton Valley Summer Camp
Ages: 3 to 12
Dates: May 29-August 24, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Activities: exploration and creative play, water play on a monster water slide, science, art, field trips, hiking, biking
Contact: learningacademyschool.com;
thelearningacademy@gmail.com; 208-354-7898
*Preregister by May 25 for June camps, by June 29 for July camps, and by July 27 for August camps

Local Galleria Kids Classes
Ages: 3 to 16
Dates: TBD
Activities: comedy, costumes, set design, fashion, jewelry making, sidewalk art, spray-paint and airbrush art, individualized art instruction
Contact: tetonvalleylocalart.com;
teri@tetonvalleylocalart.com; 208-270-0833

Targhee Music Camp (13th annual)
Ages: 9 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult
Dates: August 6-9 at Grand Targhee Resort, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Activities: singing, songwriting, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, banjo, concerts, and workshops (advanced beginner to expert ability levels)
Contact: targheemusiccamp.com;
targheemusiccamp@gmail.com; 307-413-1947

Teton County Idaho 4-H Summer Camp
Ages: 8 to 18
Dates: June 13-15, overnight camp in Alpine, Wyoming
Activities: hiking, outdoor cooking, shooting sports, crafts, team building, and more
Contact: uidaho.edu/extension/county/teton;
teton@uidaho.edu; 208-354-2961

Teton County Idaho 4-H
Ages: 8 to 18
Dates: ongoing programs that culminate at the Teton County Fair in August; enroll online by May 1
Activities: livestock production, plant and animal science, environment and outdoors, business and citizenship, healthy living, creative arts
Contact: uidaho.edu/extension/county/teton;
teton@uidaho.edu; 208-354-2961

Teton County Wyoming Library Summer Reading Adventures (Alta Branch)
Ages: all
Dates: June and July
Activities: read for prizes, book giveaway with program sign-up, fun activities and special events
Contact: tclib.org/alta; alta@tclib.org; 307-353-2505
Teton Indoor Sports Academy Summer Camp
Ages: 5 and up
Dates: June 11-August 23, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Activities: inside play at gymnastics gym in Driggs, outdoor activities
Contact: tetonindoorsportsacademy.com; Cheri Milne, tisa@silverstar.com; 307-413-6082

Teton Rock Gym Climbing Camp, Driggs
Ages: 8 and up
Dates: see website for dates, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Activities: indoor rock climbing, bouldering, top rope climbing, belaying, sport lead climbing (mature and experienced climbers only), route setting, outdoor play, stretching, games, and art
Contact: tetonrockgym.com;
climb@tetonrockgym.com; 208-354-1046

Teton Springs Kid’s Sports Camp
Ages: 5 to 12
Dates: June 25-29, July 9-13, August 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Activities: golfing, swimming, biking, hiking, tennis, basketball, soccer, and more
Contact: tetonsprings.com;
kidscamp@tetonsprings.com; 877-787-8757
*Swim lessons and swim team available June 11-August 10

Teton Springs Kid’s Golf Camp
Ages: 5 to 12
Dates: June 11-15 and July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., aftercare (with swimming) available through the sports camp
Activities: rules of golf, swing, approach, short game, putting, practice on driving range and par-3 course; kids encouraged to bring their own clubs, rentals available
Contact: tetonsprings.com;
kidscamp@tetonsprings.com; 877-787-8757

Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation
Mountain Bike Camp
Ages: 8 to 18
Dates: July 16-19, July 23-26, July 30-Aug 2, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Activities: cross-country focus, skills and drills at Victor Bike Park, Teton Valley trail riding; riders must be comfortable riding off pavement, advanced camp available for experienced riders
Contact: tvsef.org; info@tvsef.org; 208-354-4878

Treasure Mountain Boy (and Girl) Scout Camp, Cedar Badge National Youth Leadership Training and Kodiak Experience (Teton Canyon)
Ages: Boy Scouts ages 12 to 20, Girl Scouts ages 14 to 20
Dates: June 18-23, June 25-30, August 6-11
Activities: leadership, team building, decision-making skills, goal setting, problem solving, camping, rappelling, geocaching, campfire programs
Contact: tetonscouts.org;
david.widdison@scouting.org; 208-522-5155
or terry.hoopes@scouting.org; 208-233-4600

YMCA Big Elk Creek Summer Camp
Ages: 6 to17
Dates: June 18-August 17, overnight camps; 2- and 3-day camps (ages 6-17), weeklong camps (ages 7-17)
Activities: archery, hiking, bike riding, canoeing, campfire activities, arts and crafts, and games
Contact: idahofallsymca.org;
ymcabigelkcreek@gmail.com; 208-523-0600